Moscow (Sputnik) Dec 29, 2019 The Avangard is one of half-a-dozen new defence systems unveiled by Moscow in early 2018 as a means of restoring the global strategic nuclear balance amid NATO efforts to press up against Russia's borders and create elements of a ground-based missile shield in Romania and Poland. The first Strategic Missile Forces regiment to be armed with the nuclear-capable Avangard hypersonic glide vehi
Moscow (AFP) Dec 27, 2019 Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin on Friday that the country's first Avangard hypersonic missiles have been put into service, an official statement said. Russian officials say the missile is highly manoeuvrable and reached the speed of Mach 27, or roughly 33,000 kilometres (20,500 miles) per hour, during tests. Mach 1 is a unit of measurement equivalen
The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced that the first regiment of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) equipped with Avangard hypersonic glide vehicles became operational on 27 December, the TASS news agency reported the same day. The state news agency said the regiment was on
(Natural News) The development and deployment of intercontinental nuclear missiles in the 1950s was a military game changer that many experts believe actually prevented a third or even a fourth world war between the great powers. Though conventional war remained a threat, any large power with a nuclear arsenal would no doubt use it in...
Moscow (AFP) Dec 27, 2019 Russia's defence minister told President Vladimir Putin on Friday the first Avangard hypersonic missiles had been put into service, in a move hailed as a major coup for Moscow. Analysts say Russia is the first country to put into combat service intercontinental ballistic missiles armed with hypersonic weapons that Putin said can travel 20 times faster than the speed of sound. "The first
A new intercontinental weapon that can fly 27 times the speed of sound became operational on Friday, Russia's defence minister reported to President Vladimir Putin, bolstering the country's nuclear strike capability.
Russia's vaunted hypersonic missile is now in service -- though to what degree isn't clear. The country's Ministry of Defense has announced that the Avangard system is in use with its first regiment as of the morning of December 27th. The addition...